This Saturday, support your local small businesses! Instead of going to the mall, drive around your town and visit some local stores that maybe you haven't been to in a while, or never even explored. Instead of Home Depot, visit that local hardware store.
Where will you shop?
And if you are a business owner, check out some ideas and grab some tools to make YOUR Small Business Saturday a Success.
Where are the teens going? They are leaving Facebook (as the older crowd continues to join and use more often) and hopping on Instagram. However, Facebook owns Instagram, and there is a rumor that ad delivery is coming soon to Instagram...in which when creating ads, you can cross promote in the ads manager between Facebook and Instagram...big things happening!
This is a new Facebook Page feature for Page Admins that run multiple Pages! You can now CROSS PROMOTE and Engage Page to Page simply and easily! No more going to log in/out as a Page to then post on another Page you admin!
Simply click the little logo icon in upper right, and choose which Page you want to
Comment, Like or Share as!
Perfect for brands with multiple Pages that want to leverage audiences, and agencies that handle several client Pages!
Any q's, or other uses you can think of, post below!
William DeRosa, President and co-founder of Talking Finger, Social Media Marketing Agency is available for Training and Consulting at YOUR business!
Whether to an individual or an entire company/organization, Bill can help assess your social and marketing campaigns, give insightful recommendations for improvements, help create integrated strategies, develop content, and so much more!
Stop wasting countless hours "figuring it out" or getting lackluster results. For inexpensive hourly rates, Bill can get your social and ad/marketing on the road to success!
Also available is online training! We offer training and consulting via Skype!
You continually make these changes that are simply ignorant and asinine. Another proverbial nail in the coffin for small businesses trying to gain traction on an increasingly difficult Facebook marketing platform.
Their moves continually push away the 90% of businesses in the US that are not big brands or have huge budgets. Foolish, foolish follow up to already declining Reach. Businesses better start looking at other social networks to find their audience, as living strictly on Facebook will be detrimental.
What the heck do you mean by " To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives. We believe this update will benefit people and advertisers alike." Ummm NO.
Who are YOU to tell a business what a quality connection is? Studies CONTINUALLY and EMPHATICALLY show that fans Like a Page for these top four reasons:
1. Support a Brand I Like.
2. TO GET A COUPON OR DISCOUNT.
3. To receive regular updates of new products/services.
4. TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTESTS.
You have already systematically started smashing #1 and 3 with your algorithms in a force to "pay to play" model, NOW you are going to KILL #2 and 3.
What you obviously don't get, Facebook, is that these incentives often result in further chance of viral awareness via engagement to potentially reach that friend of a friend that doesn't know about a Page! Way to kill the usefulness of leveraging audiences.
I love Facebook, and have been a HUGE supporter with my agency for over 5 years telling clients that should have a facebook presence (for the most part...some businesses don't ever get an ROI on facebook die to target audience), should budget for some ads/boosted posts, create great content, and engage.
Facebook: you better change directions soon.The grass is getting much greener on other social networks, while your lawn is quickly seeing the winter of our discontent.
Google Hangout recording by three experts. Discussion "Silo
Marketing and Why it is Detrimental to Your Business" -What is silo marketing? -The shift from print to digital initiatives -The impact of Social Media Marketing Brands need to connect and integrate -Tips to avoid silo marketing Inspiration: Working with virtual teams and more! A lot to learn, and a fun video to watch!
Have you posted content from inside your business recently? The latest products? A picture of the new front office manager? A short video of your production line in action? A funny story? Advice for other entrepreneurs? A charity event you attended? The new office computers? A company lunch at a local restaurant?
Let people get to know you!
Why the Wizard of Oz? For film buffs, the point of the Man Behind the Curtain is simple: people are naturally drawn to the unknown. What makes your business tick? What goes on behind the scenes?
Open the curtain with your content, and let people connect and engage with YOU!
What a nice picture sent to us by the Boys Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley! Very happy to have been able to support such a great charity and give these kids a great day at SportsCenter Connecticut!
I'll be speaking at Mad Hackers on June 7th. In addition, my company Talking Finger is the social media agency for this fantastic event. Info about event: A fun day of innovation, technology and social media for all ages! Makers exhibits, live music, food, education and so much more! Exhibits include 3D printing & scanning, drones & quadcopters, social media workshops, a mini food truck rally, robotics, interactive demos, live music and so much more! More info on the Facebook Page or on the website: http://www.madhackers.com